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Popular Books You Can Read to Learn English

 

These are some things I have found for students to read.  I try to add things to this page often.  There are very short stories, fables, and articles.

  • The Manhattan Project – America’s Nuclear Bomb |story Main Gate at Los Alamos LaboratoryThe Manhattan Project was the code name of a government program to develop an atomic bomb during World War II. Although over 100,000 scientists and engineers worked on the project ...
  • Dreams by Langston Hughes Dreams, by Langston Hughes, is a poem that suggests life is aimless without vision and aspirations. Dreams Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot ...
  • The Ghost Dance The Native American Ghost Dance Religious Ritual Became a Symbol of Defiance By Native Americans by Robert McNamara Updated May 15, 2017 The ghost dance was a religious movement that swept across Native American populations in ...
  • The Bottle In the olden days, when invaders were ravaging the Danish countryside, it happened that a pitched battle was fought, and the Danes won. That evening, many dead and many wounded ...
  • The Tortoise and the Hare  The Tortoise and the Hare This story is one that we learn as children.  It is a classic story in America.  Most of us know this story. A speedy hare lived in the woods. She was always ...
  • The Cold Winter It is winter. The sky is usually gray. The sun is not big. The sun is not warm. The sun is never high in the sky. It’s always low in ...
  • People Are Poor People are standing in long lines all over America. The long lines are unemployment lines. Unemployment lines are for people who have no jobs. Millions of Americans have no jobs. ...
  • The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening– the last evening of the year. In this cold and darkness there went ...
  • First barrel ride down Niagara Falls Oct. 24 – On this day in 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel. After her ...
  • Sleep In or Get Up? They drove to the park. They got in line. Many cars were in front of them. They should have gotten up earlier. “We should have gotten up earlier,” said Mom. ...